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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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04/17
04/17
NIH awards new government-wide IT contract
Contract to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.…
04/17
Notice of Policy Change Regarding NEI Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award (K12) Program
Notice NOT-EY-15-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/16
NIH study finds genetic link for rare intestinal cancer
Researchers recommend screening for people with family history.…
04/15
04/15
NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease
Trial will test whether statins can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events in peopl…
04/13
NIH still active in Gulf region five years after oil spill
Three-part research approach focuses on communities and health.…
04/13
NIH, South African Medical Research Council award $8 million in HIV, TB grants
Two- and five-year awards are first issued under joint program.…
04/09
NIH funds nine antimicrobial resistance diagnostics projects
Investigators to develop tools to detect hospital-associated pathogens.…
04/09
Patient admitted with Ebola virus disease discharged from NIH Clinical Center
The individual is no longer contagious to the community.…
04/08
Allergy drug inhibits hepatitis C in mice
NIH study suggests alternative drug to treat virus.…
04/08
No evidence to change current transfusion practices for adults undergoing complex cardiac surgery
Findings indicate there is no need to alter primary clinical measure…
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Blog Post » Transparency
Dr. Insel introduces a white paper posted on the NIMH website which provides answers to many of the …
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Blog Post » A Plan for Changing Times
NIMH?s new Strategic Plan for Research is a broad roadmap for the Institute?s priorities for the nex…
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Video » NIMH Director?s Innovation Speaker Series - Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD
Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD, presents ?When Access isn?t Enough - Persistent Disparities among our Natio…
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Blog Post » BRAIN Awareness
March 16-22 is Brain Awareness Week, an opportunity to celebrate neuroscience. Dr. Insel talks about…
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Blog Post » Immune to Stress?
We tend to assume that the secrets to understanding individual differences in resilience to stress m…
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Blog Post » Collaborative Care
Dr. Insel lauds University of Washington psychiatrist and researchers Wayne Katon and the collaborat…
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Blog Post » What Caused This to Happen? ? Part 2
A London neuroscientist suggests two kinds of causes for disease; Dr. Insel talks about the implicat…
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Blog Post » Mortality and Mental Disorders
A recent paper reports findings on the reduction in life expectancy among people with mental illnes…
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Blog Post » Targeting Suicide
Suicide only occasionally makes the national news, but it is the 10th leading cause of death in the …
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Concept Clearance » Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET): A Learning Healthcare System for Early Serious Mental Illness
This initiative aims to create a national Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) among treatm…
04/17
Study links children's brain sizes to affluence vs. poverty
… by recent technological advances in magnetic resonance imaging. ?It?s onl…
04/17
Students? Family Income Linked With Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement
… perception, and motor command. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), th…
04/17
Being poor can change your brain: Children from deprived families have minds that are six per cent smaller, claims study
… brain's cortex. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), they discover…
04/17
Age-related changes in the brain can have significant impact on individuals, society
Report identifies 3 top actions to help promote cognitive healthGradual and variable change in menta…
04/17
Trial co-led by Pitt expert shows better function after stroke if clots removed
A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke …
04/17
Advertisers are looking inside your brain: Neuromarketing is here and it knows what you want
… of fMRI technology, or functional magnetic resonance imaging ? a highly effective technolo…
04/17
Innovative faculty research receives support
… psychology in FAS, is using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to explore how ……
04/17
Brain Anatomy, Academic Scores, Income: Linked
… perception, and motor command. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), th…
04/17
Study Links Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement, and Family Income
… perception, and motor command. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), th…
04/17
What really goes on in a troubled teenagers head: Brain scans reveal rebellious attitude is caused by separation from parents
… , ages 16 to 18, through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The psychologis…
04/17
Brain scans reveal rebellious attitude caused by separation from parents
… , ages 16 to 18, through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The psychologis…
04/17
Effectiveness of new stroke treatment confirmed
A research paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine today confirms earlier findings th…
04/17
Young women objectify themselves more browsing Facebook and magazines than media types
Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by …
04/17
Cognitive problems are common after cardiac arrest
Half of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such …
04/17
ARIAD Presents Updated Clinical Data on Brigatinib in Patients with ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
… central radiological review of brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sca…
04/17
Clot removal device dramatically improves outcomes for people with acute ischemic stroke
Using a new stent retriever device in addition to a clot-busting drug led to a significant increase …
04/17
New lab technique reveals structure and function of proteins critical in DNA repair
By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists at the University of Illinois…
04/17
Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says
A study found that excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity dis…
04/17
Cancer and chemobrain: Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive function
Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemothera…
04/16
Alcohol may elevate the expression of two enzymes called CYP2E1 and CYP2U1
Both drug response and brain physiology may be subsequently alteredThe prefrontal cortex (PFC) and a…
04/16
Grid Cells Help Mice Mentally Map Their Location in the Dark
Researchers discover grid cells can help mice to effectively map their location in the dark. …
04/16
Genetics overlap found between Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular risk factors
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California, San Diego Schoo…
04/16
Sensory Neuron Subtyes Control Different Respiratory Functions
Researchers deconstruct the vagus nerve. …
04/16
A new mouse model for the study of neurofibromatosis
The research group of the neurofibromatosis of the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the Institute of B…
04/15
Balanced behavior with IRBIT
Regulating hyperactivity and social interactionsHyperactivity and social abnormalities are defining …
04/15
How deep-brain stimulation reshapes neural circuits in Parkinson's disease
Study reveals mode of action of highly effective, but poorly understood therapyUC San Francisco scie…
04/14
The 'resting' brain may be less 'noisy' than we think
Researchers have found patterns of brain activity that occur during memory retrieval when the brain …
04/12
Hypophosphatemia is Associated with the Serial Administration of Triple?Dose Gadolinium to Patients for Brain MRI
CONCLUSIONSSerial TdGd in MS patients, unrelated to immunomodulatory treatment, was associated with …
04/06
eIF3 targets cell-proliferation messenger RNAs for translational activation or repression
Regulation of protein synthesis is fundamental for all aspects of eukaryotic biology by controlling …
04/06
Diverse coupling of neurons to populations in sensory cortex
A large population of neurons can, in principle, produce an astronomical number of d…
04/01
Neural correlates of HIV risk feelings
Field studies on HIV risk perception suggest that people rely on impressions they have about the sa…
04/01
Perceiving emotions in neutral faces: expression processing is biased by affective person knowledge
According to a widely held view, basic emotions such as happiness or anger are reflected in facial …
04/01
Neural correlates of informational cascades: brain mechanisms of social influence on belief updating
Informational cascades can occur when rationally acting individuals decide independently of their p…
04/01
Basal forebrain moderates the magnitude of task-dependent amygdala functional connectivity
Animal studies reveal that the amygdala promotes attention and emotional memory, in part, by drivin…
04/01
Anterior medial prefrontal cortex implements social priming of mimicry
The neural and cognitive mechanisms by which primed constructs can impact on social behavior are po…
04/01
Childhood physical abuse predicts stressor-evoked activity within central visceral control regions
Early life experience differentially shapes later stress reactivity, as evidenced by both animal an…
04/01
New cosmogenic burial ages for Sterkfontein Member 2 Australopithecus and Member 5 Oldowan
The cave infills at Sterkfontein contain one of the richest assemblages of Australopithecus fossils …
04/01
A common currency for the computation of motivational values in the human striatum
Reward comparison in the brain is thought to be achieved through the use of a ‘common currenc…
04/01
Out of control: Evidence for anterior insula involvement in motor impulsivity and reactive aggression
Inhibiting impulsive reactions while still defending one’s vital resources is paramount to fu…
04/01
Activity in ventromedial prefrontal cortex during self-related processing: positive subjective value or personal significance?
Well-being and subjective experience of a coherent world depend on our sense of ‘self’ …
04/01
A neural correlate of visceral emotional responses: evidence from fMRI of the thoracic spinal cord
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of thoracic spinal cord neurons was used to examine th…
04/01
Alexithymia is associated with blunted anterior cingulate response to social rejection: implications for daily rejection
Social rejection elicits distress through the brain’s alarm system, the dorsal anterior cingu…
04/01
Rapid neural discrimination of communicative gestures
Humans are biased toward social interaction. Behaviorally, this bias is evident in the rapid effect…
04/01
Reward for food odors: an fMRI study of liking and wanting as a function of metabolic state and BMI
Brain reward systems mediate liking and wanting for food reward. Here, we explore the differential …
04/01
Regulating emotion to improve physical health through the amygdala
The opinion of mind–body interaction has been increasingly acknowledged in recent years, as e…
04/01
Distinctive and common neural underpinnings of major depression, social anxiety, and their comorbidity
Assessing neural commonalities and differences among depression, anxiety and their comorbidity is c…
03/30
Defining fundamental steps in the assembly of the Drosophila RNAi enzyme complex
The assembly of single Drosophila RNA-induced silencing complexes (RISCs) is reconstituted using sev…
03/27
Eigen-disfigurement model for simulating plausible facial disfigurement after reconstructive surgery
Background: Patients with facial cancers can experience disfigurement as they may undergo considerab…
03/23
Signalling thresholds and negative B-cell selection in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
B cells are selected for an intermediate level of B-cell antigen receptor (BCR) signalling strength:…
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At the University of California, Los Angeles, Paul Thompson and his colleagues developed a novel computational framework that effectively stretches, contorts, and changes the geometry of highly image of Innovative brain-mapping techniquesdetailed three-dimensional brain images obtained via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These manipulations allow scientists to overlap and meld multiple brain images, collected over time or from multiple individuals, and enable comparisons between normal and dysfunctional brains. To date, the images have clearly revealed the changes wrought by Alzheimer's disease, methamphetamine abuse, schizophrenia, and AIDS. "With R21 funding, we developed new mathematical methods for understanding the effects of disease," says Thompson, an associate professor of neurology. "These images are really snapshots of a disease spreading over time."
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